Tonight’s mystery artists are southern rockers that Rolling Stone Magazine once said had the advantage because they sound like Afro-Americans. Any guesses who these white boys might be??

The comment came out in a July 1973 edition of Rolling Stone by reporter Steve Apple. Adding to the thought sounding “black” was an advantage for ZZ Top he also called them the only competent southern rock band.  Why? In Apples words:

 "The dynamic rhythms that only the finest of the three-piece bands can cook up. Billy Gibbons plays a tasty Duane Allman lead with Dusty Hill and Frank Beard pounding out the funky bottom”.

Here is the band with a cut from the album that received that review, Tres Hombres. This song is regularly performed by Van Halen, Tesla and Motorhead.